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Food and Beverage

Every day, all over Australia, millions of food and beverage items make their way from farms and factories, to supermarket shelves, cafes, bars and restaurants.

For many years, GS1 Australia has been working with key representatives of the food and beverage industry to develop leading initiatives to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and safety.

Our work in Food and Beverage

We work with a wide range of organisations of all sizes to ensure best practice in the Food and Beverage industry.

Learn more: Who we work with

Read more: What they say

We work together with key industry players to improve overall food safety and quality standards in foodservice. 

Learn more: Foodservice Industry Steering Group

Read more: Foodservice newsletter August 2018

This is the first of one of many newsletters which highlight some of the initiatives where GS1 standards have been implemented as part of improving supply chains for food and beverage and omni-channel retailing.

Retail newsletters


The Drinks Association partners with GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia and the Drinks Association have announced a new strategic partnership to drive industry standards development and adoption to improve business and supply chain efficiency in the drinks industry. 


Kangaroo Island Fresh Garlic

A small business success story.

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Supply Chain Improvement

For food ingredient and packaging suppliers

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Blockchain technology to extend GS1 standards to food testing labs “for first time”

Two food testing labs from Vietnam and Australia are joining forces with a blockchain provider to extend globally-recognised GS1 industry standards into labs, in a bid to boost supply chain transparency and trust.

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DataBar for fresh produce

Solutions for a smarter, fresher and safer supply chain.

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New Country of Origin Food Labelling - Time to act!


Call to action

Your Foodservice trading partners and industry colleagues invite you to embrace an industry led initiative to improve supply chain efficiencies.

Learn more: download a brochure

Minimise the impact of recalls

Recalls and withdrawals are challenging for any industry but particularly for fresh, due to the short-shelf life of products and complex supply chains. Recall can help.

Learn more: download a brochure

Message Implementation Guidelines (MIGs)

Like a copy of the Foodservice, Grocery and Meat MIGs?

10 Steps to Barcode Implementation

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Improve traceability through improved pallet coding

Learn how to improve traceability through use of ECRA Guidelines for Multi Coded Pallets and the GS1 Australia service, Recall.

Download a fact sheet

Improving traceability and food safety

Learn how to improve traceability through the use of GS1 standards in the fresh produce industry.

Download a brochure

Do you have a genuine GS1 Barcode Verification Report?

If you're using, or considering using a barcode verification vendor other than GS1 Australia, think again.

Setting the record straight on GS1 Barcode Verification